Environmental Protection Agency May 26, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Response To Petition From New Jersey Regarding SO2
Document Number: 2011-13240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 7, 2011, EPA published in the Federal Register our proposed Response to Petition from New Jersey Regarding SO2 Emissions from the Portland Generating Station. In the proposal, EPA stated that public comments were to be submitted by May 27, 2011. In order to ensure that the public has a sufficient time to analyze our proposed rule, EPA is extending the public comment period until June 13, 2011.
Problem Formulation for Human Health Risk Assessments of Pathogens in Land-Applied Biosolids
Document Number: 2011-13106
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a final report titled, ``Problem Formulation for Human Health Risk Assessments of Pathogens in Land-Applied Biosolids'' EPA/600/R-08/035F, which was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD).
Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC)
Document Number: 2011-13104
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by August 30, 2011. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in soliciting nominees. Background: The GMCAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 920463 5 U.S.C. App.2. EPA is establishing the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC) to provide independent citizen advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting the five Gulf of Mexico Coastal States. Members serve as representatives of citizens and citizen groups. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a two or three-year term with a possibility of reappointment to a second term. The GMCAC usually is expected to meet as needed, but at least quarterly, and the average workload for the members is approximately 3 to 5 hours per month. EPA may provide reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business. EPA is seeking nominations of citizens from the five Gulf Coastal States of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of several criteria, including: The background and experiences that would help members contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational, and other considerations). Interpersonal, oral and written communications, and consensus-building skills, Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings, participate in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions with the Administrator or other senior level officials, develop policy recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare reports and advice letters. Nominations should include a resume and a short biography describing how the nominee meets the above criteria and other information that may be helpful in evaluating the nomination, as well as the nominee's current business address, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate. To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production
Document Number: 2011-13102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2011, the proposed rule, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production. The EPA is announcing two public hearings to be held for the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Proposed Collections; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Request for Comments on Proposed Renewal of Form R and Form A, Including Minor Form Revisions and the Ratio-Based Burden Methodology
Document Number: 2011-13101
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to make changes to and renew an existing approved collection. The ICR Supporting Statement, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection (including proposed minor form revisions) and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to Clean Air Interstate Rule Emissions Trading Program
Document Number: 2011-13068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision, which amends the Virginia Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) trading program, is comprised of technical corrections and revisions to the definition of a cogeneration unit to ensure the Commonwealth's CAIR trading program is consistent with Federal CAIR requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities: State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Document Number: 2011-13006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve Maine Department of Environmental Protection's (``ME DEP'') request to implement and enforce the amended Chapter 125 Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation as a partial substitution for the amended National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (``Dry Cleaning NESHAP''), as it applies to area sources. This approval would make the ME DEP's amended rule federally enforceable. Major sources and dry cleaners installed in a residence between July 13, 2006 and June 24, 2009 would remain subject to the Federal Dry Cleaning NESHAP.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities: State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Document Number: 2011-13003
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA'') and Federal regulations promulgated thereunder, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (``ME DEP'') submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce the amended ``Chapter 125: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation'' (Maine Dry Cleaner Rule) as a partial substitution for the amended National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (``Dry Cleaning NESHAP''), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and has determined that the amended Maine Dry Cleaner Rule satisfies the requirements necessary for partial substitution approval. Thus, EPA is hereby granting ME DEP the authority to implement and enforce its amended Maine Dry Cleaner Rule in place of the Dry Cleaning NESHAP for area sources, but EPA is retaining its authority with respect to major source dry cleaners and dry cleaners installed in a residence between July 13, 2006, and June 24, 2009. This approval makes the amended Maine Dry Cleaner Rule Federally enforceable.
Confidentiality Determinations for Data Required Under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and Amendments to Special Rules Governing Certain Information Obtained Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2011-12930
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the confidentiality determinations for certain data elements required to be reported under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. This action also finalizes amendments to the special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act, which authorizes EPA to release or withhold as confidential reported data under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule according to the final determinations for such data without taking further procedural steps. This action does not include final confidentiality determinations for data elements that are in the ``Inputs to Emission Equations'' category.
Delegation of Authority to the Commonwealth of Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2011-11823
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 4, 2011, EPA sent Virginia a letter acknowledging that Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public of Virginia's updated delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Virginia through this notice.
Delegation of Authority to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania To Implement and Enforce Additional National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Document Number: 2011-11787
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania has requested that EPA delegate to Pennsylvania the authority to implement and enforce twelve additional National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for area sources, and EPA has responded by sending Pennsylvania a letter approving this delegation, pursuant to previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public of EPA's delegation to Pennsylvania of the authority to implement and enforce these twelve additional NESHAP for area sources, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Pennsylvania through this notice.